By: Diane Benjamin
Where did the Vote Yes committee get your cell phone number? From Unit 5? I know people receiving texts who believe they couldn’t have come from anyone else. That’s illegal Unit 5, luckily Illinois doesn’t have prosecutors who care.
This was texted Thursday night, h/t a reader:
At best this graph is deceptive. Taxes will not go down because the assessed value of your house in 2026 will not be the same as it is now. Implying that voting for a tax increase will make your taxes go down is vile.
Unit 5 tax rate history:
Between 2012 and 2021 the rate went up almost 15%. Assessed values increased too meaning Unit 5 has been collecting even more property taxes since 2012.
What Unit 5 hasn’t done is control costs. The number of students has gone up and down, salaries and personnel have only gone up. Unit 5 is proof public sector unions should be illegal. Nobody is representing taxpayers during negotiations. School Board elections are next April.
Citizens need to vote instead of skipping local elections. This is the fault of everyone who didn’t.
Educating needs to come before Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It isn’t.